Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Fortune Hunt by Morgan Mandel

After my Fortune Hunt, I was
happier than she is!

Some of you ladies may not relate to this. You're the perfectly organized ones, with spotless homes, and always put everything in its place. You'd never think of changing purses without completely emptying the first purse before using the next.

I feel sorry for you, because you're missing out on playing the Fortune Hunt.

Here's how you play it. When you change purses, you don't empty the first one completely. In your hurry to get the next purse ready, you leave stray items inside the first: receipts, shopping lists, paper money, especially singles, and a bit of change.

Then you forget about using that first purse, or decide you just don't like it as much. You don't throw it away. You put it in the closet. Well, this goes on with more than one set of purses, because, let's face it, if you love purses as I do, you'll have plenty to play the game with.

Now comes the really fun part. When you need money, you go on the Fortune Hunt. I went on one this morning and found sixty dollars in my purses, plus eight dollars in change laying around my desk in singles and change! I'll use it all on my next vacation.

A little something of how this ties in with books. It just so happens that Zoe, the heroine in my upcoming romantic comedy release, Her Handyman, is also not a neatnick. She's an artist, and is more caught up with painting than inessentials. Well, she doesn't have to go on a Fortune Hunt, because she's got tons of money, but at least I admire where her heart is, with her passion, not stuff that doesn't matter as much.

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Quilters' Quarters said...

Sounds great to me ... our granddaughter, an artists and vocalist, is named Zoe, and my husband Rick is a handyman!

Among your random acts of kindness, consider donating some of those purses with some of their mysterious contents to a shelter?

Debra St. John said...

Wow! That's quite a windfall of 'forgotten' money. Congrats!

And I can't wait to read "Her Handyman".

Morgan Mandel said...

Got my second edits back today, and not much to change, so I guess I did something right. Yay!

Now, I'm at that nervous stage, afraid I forgot something. Will check it over in kindel format tomorrow before releasing it.

Morgan Mandel

Helen said...

I'm quite glad to see FuFu on the cover. Yay!

Morgan Mandel said...

I wouldn't dare leave FuFu off!

Morgan Mandel

Maryannwrites said...

Fun post. I love it when I pull out a jacket I haven't worn in a while and find money it it. Most I've found is $20, though. You did find a fortune. LOL

Morgan Mandel said...

That's because I have lots of purses, Maryann! One hadn't been checked since my first book was published in 2006.

Morgan Mandel

Deb Larson said...

I'm always amazed at the stuff I leave in a purse. There have been times when I've searched through my purses for a lipstick. Silly, I know, but I've done it.
DL Larson

Margot Justes said...

I clean out my purses, but always leave a bit of change. I hate clutter and get rid of everything. If I haven't used it for a year it goes to Amvets.